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  • Best player in the NFL? It’s a tough choice Oct 21, 2013 12:13 PM
    Amy Mueller’s fourth-graders at the Herbert Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg asked, “Who is the best football player in the NFL?”

  • Ancient Egyptians were born into strict class structures Oct 7, 2013 10:58 AM
    Students in Nancy Sullivan’s sixth-grade class at Frederick Nerge Elementary School in Roselle asked, “In ancient Egypt, how were the Pharaoh and other important social classes chosen?”

  • Key to healthy eating is knowing where food comes from Sep 24, 2013 11:45 AM
    At Frederick Nerge Elementary in Roselle, Maureen Petricca's sixth-grade class wanted to know about healthy foods. Students asked, “What would you select as the healthiest food in the whole world?”

  • Learning the twists and turns of time zones Sep 9, 2013 11:06 AM
    Nancy Sullivan’s sixth-graders at Frederick Nerge Elementary in Roselle wanted to know, “How are the time zones determined?”

  • Scientists work to keep frog population from dwindling Aug 26, 2013 11:57 AM
    While attending the youth library program "Animals in the Garden," a young patron from the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire asked, "What are the different types of frogs?"

  • Skeleton is the scaffolding that supports the human body Aug 12, 2013 12:33 PM
    “Is it possible to be born without all the bones in your body?” asked students in Nancy Sullivan's sixth-grade class at Frederick Nerge Elementary School, Roselle.

  • Age-old chicken vs. egg question has differing opinions Jul 17, 2013 1:47 PM
    "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" asked sixth-graders from Maureen Petricca's class at Nerge Elementary School in Roselle. Philosphers and scientists all have different opinions.

  • Yo-yo is low-tech toy with worldwide appeal Jul 1, 2013 12:03 PM
    “Where was the yo-yo invented?” asked a young patron at the Vernon Area Library’s yo-yo workshop last month.

  • Hurricanes and tornadoes are different, but powerful storms Jun 10, 2013 12:22 PM
    “What is the difference between a tornado and a hurricane?” asked students in Elise Diaz's fifth-grade class at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

  • Zebra stripes serve as camouflage in the wild Jun 4, 2013 1:50 PM
    Students in Nancy Sullivan’s sixth-grade class at Frederick Nerge Elementary School, Roselle, asked, “Why do zebras have stripes and not horses since they are from the same animal family?”

  • Edible leaves are part of nutritious meals May 16, 2013 1:40 PM
    Third-graders in Jen Janik's class at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside want to know, "Are leaves edible? Why or why not?" The Kids Ink column says absolutely, and they are delicious, too.

  • Tough math problem has to do with the shape of the universe Apr 29, 2013 12:28 PM
    "What is the hardest math problem in the world?" asked students in Amy Mueller's fourth-grade class at the Hoover Math & Science Academy, Schaumburg.

  • All life evolved from a universal common ancestor Apr 15, 2013 11:33 AM
    "How did people and animals come to exist?" asked Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade students at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein.

  • How does the Leaning Tower of Pisa defy gravity? Apr 2, 2013 10:52 AM
    "Defend why the environment affects the "lean" in the Leaning Tower of Pisa," -- submitted by a student in Maureen Petricca's sixth-grade classroom at Frederick Nerge Elementary School in Roselle.

  • Jellyfish can sense their world around them, even without eyes Mar 20, 2013 10:40 AM
    "How do jellyfish see and live without eyes?," asked a student in Amy Mueller's fourth grade class at Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg.

  • Protein layer called keratin makes wet fingers wrinkle Mar 4, 2013 12:40 PM
    Why do our fingers and toes get wrinkly in the bathtub? A student in Cindy Bumbales' first-grade class at Lincoln Prairie Elementary School in Crystal Lake wanted to know.

  • Top predators play important role in nature’s food chain Feb 25, 2013 12:21 PM
    A sixth-grader in Maureen Petricca's class at Nerge Elementary School in Roselle submitted this: "Determine the world's greatest predator in current existence." Hope Babowice says apex predators like the great white shark and lions and tigers help keep the the food chain in check.

  • The Milky Way is just one of many galaxies Feb 18, 2013 11:51 AM
    A student in Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade class at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein asked, "How are other galaxies discovered?"

  • Ancient Egyptians used pulley system to build pyramids Dec 18, 2012 11:28 AM
    A student in Gregg Thompson's sixth-grade social studies class at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee asked, "How did the Ancient Egyptians carry blocks that were 1,000 times their weight to build pyramids?" The answer is a complex pulley and sled system that was created to move the blocks hundreds of miles.

  • Energy comes in a variety of scientific forms Dec 4, 2012 8:16 AM
    "If energy can't be created or destroyed, how do we know it exists? "asked a student in Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade class at West Oak Middle school in Mundelein. Find out the answer with a little science lesson about how the many forms of energy actually work.

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